May 4, 2016

Over the next few weeks, we will look at several prayer strategies that will help you fight your battles in prayer.

Prayer Strategy #1 – Profile Your Enemy!

 The enemy wants to derail us, but knowing his tactics gives us an advantage in battle. Below are several tactics Satan uses to draw us away from God and away from prayer.

  • Distraction – Satan will attempt to derail you by getting you off track and out of focus. (Psalm 55:2-3)
  • Deception – Satan is the father of lies. (John 8:44)
  • Derision – Satan is the accuser of our brethren. (Revelation 12:10) He will do everything possible to bring you down.
  • Division – Satan knows that if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. (Mark 3:25)

We must stay alert, stay focused, and stay armed!

Read Ephesians 6:10-18 and remember: Prayer activates the armor of God.

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

What tactic does Satan often use to derail you? Pray against this tactic and fight against it.



Jacqueline Heider
Director of Women’s Ministry, Prayer, & Resource Specialist